Hello, my name is Rebeca and I am from Spain but God´s providence has lead us to Toronto. I met Danielle 11 years ago when they arrived to Mataró with little Isaiah to help as missionaries in the work there. She kept on having babies and all had to be boys...they were the cutest thing ever. I learnt a lot from her and that helped me when I had my own babies. I still have my "On Becoming Baby Wise" that she always recommended, what a treasure!
I have 1 boy and 3 girls, ages 8, 7, 5 and 2 and a half. I homeschool (also got that from Danielle). When expecting I was never big and went back to my pre pregnancy weight quickly, every single time got out of the hospital in regular clothes. After my fourth one I started losing weight but did not get rid of it as quick. My sister is a nutritionist and I told her I was thinking to diet and ask if she would do an eating plan for me. That was only 6 months after the birth, I know it may sound ridiculous to some of you but those pounds were really bothering me. And she said something I will not forget. She said "if you do not lose this weight know you will end up thinking and believing this is the way you are". In 6 weeks 10 pounds were gone, end of story. I have always enjoyed exercising and loved healthy eating, that has helped me to "remain the same" except for the blue under my eyes =)
Also, after having my fourth I started running with my dad. I love it! But sometimes, many times, or most of the times it is hard to find the time to work out. I have never completely stopped but I have not been consistent, and I want to. But not for two months, I want it for life. I am very excited and encouraged and hope to see results by the end of the challenge. I do not think I will be losing much weight but I want to tone up and be stronger and feel good. May the Lord bless all of you in what He has entrusted you. Nice meeting you all!